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Introduction to the Millennium Development Goals

Do you know what the Millennium Development Goals are? if not you should. These 8 standards for humanity have been agreed to by all nations, they are to be reached by 2015.

The eight MDGs break down from 8 general Goals in to 21 quantifiable targets. The targets are explained on the pages dedicated to each Goal, please explore each one by clicking on the links below.

The UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) most succinctly describes the Millennium Development Goals in terms of their specific targets, which:
  • synthesise, in a single package, many of the most important commitments made separately at the international
    conferences and summits of the 1990s;
  • recognize explicitly the interdependence between growth, poverty reduction and sustainable development;
  • acknowledge that development rests on the foundations of democratic governance, the rule of law, respect for human
    rights and peace and security;
  • are based on time-bound and measurable targets accompanied by indicators for monitoring progress; and
  • bring together, in the eighth Goal, the responsibilities of developing countries with those of developed countries,
    founded on a global partnership endorsed at the
    International Conference on Financing for Development in
    Monterrey, Mexico in March 2002, and again at the Johannesburg
    World Summit on Sustainable Development in August 2002.

Functionally, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight goals which nations of the world have contractually pledge to cooperatively
achieve by 2015 that respond to the world's main development
and humanitarian challenges.

The MDGs are drawn from the actions and targets contained in the United Nations Millennium Declaration that was adopted by 189 nations-and signed by 147 heads of state and governments during the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000.

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Comment by Lorenzo Abbiati on October 29, 2010 at 9:40am
oh yeah.....reduce child mortality but also control natality. the concept of some countries "the most the number of family's child" the greater quality of life has to change.
for developed societies depression and mood diseases results still the most difficult to heal.
HIV for both kind of societies


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